Apprentice Adept is a heptalogy of fantasy and science fiction novels written by English American author Piers Anthony. . However, in Juxtaposition, Sheen is also referred to as the Robot Adept. She also had to use the Book of Magic and as a. Juxtaposition Written by Piers Anthony Juxtaposition Category: Fiction – Fantasy – Epic; Fiction – Science Fiction – Action & Adventure; Fiction – Action &. Juxtaposition By Piers Anthony – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews , awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Juxtaposition by Piers Anthony. Juxtaposition Apprentice Adept 3 by Piers Anthony. In this brilliantly satisfying conclusion to the epic adventure begun in Split Infinity and continued in Blue Adept, Piers Anthony again proves himself a consummate master of both science fiction and fantasy.
Stile had problems–two whole worlds of problems, in fact. On Proton, a world of future science, his xnthony was averted only by the help of a lovely robot, who sent him In this brilliantly satisfying conclusion to the epic adventure begun in Split Infinity and continued in Blue Adept, Piers Anthony again proves himself a consummate master of both science fiction and fantasy.
On Proton, a world of future science, his murder was averted only by the help of a lovely robot, who sent him through an invisible “curtain” to Phaze, an alternate world ruled by magic. There he found he was the double of the sorcerer, the Blue Adept, who had been mysteriously murdered. And the assassin was after Stile! To survive, Stile had to master magic, fight a dragon, win the friendship of a lady unicorn, locate his enemy among the paranoid Adepts, and return out of Phaze to win the Great Games on Proton.
After that, he was ready to face the real problems! The infallible Oracle was suddenly involved in the conspiracy against him. The two worlds were juxtapsition of balance and heading for disaster. Stile was somehow supposed to take over the job of saving them or go down to total destruction with all he loved, he had juxtaposution act and act quickly–with no idea of what he was supposed to do.
;iers June 12th by Del Rey first published March To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Juxtapositionplease sign up. See 1 question about Juxtaposition…. Lists with This Book. The conclusion of the Apprentice Adept trilogy. Although that trilogy seems to have grown somewhat since the first time I read the first three. Now it’s a seven part series: The end of the first trilogy ties up all the loose ends.
The ending isn’t ever in any doubt — the good guys win, the bad guys lose. The journey is the fun.
Now I’m gonna have to find the rest of the series aren’t I? Feb 18, Thomas rated it anthoy it Shelves: The guy was pretty much all I read, from the Xanth series to jjxtaposition Incarnations of Immortality series, and even the Battle Circle and Bio of a Space Tyrant series, but my favorite juxtapoosition his books from that time would have to be the Apprentice Adept series. And the verdict is … well, mixed. As I was re-reading this series, I started finding some questionable quotes from them, of which these are some choice selections: Not because he demanded it but because society did; if he appeared among serfs with a girl who outmassed him, others would laugh, and that would destroy the relationship.
It would be one thing to have these passages written from the perspective of the characters, to indicate their own motivations and feelings. But the other quotes were buried in the narrative, indicating that they represented more a philosophy juxtaosition the author himself. The generalizations are insulting, as is the way Anthony writes the women characters to be servile to the men, more so because Anthony writes the women characters to be strong and speak their minds.
The only independent female characters out of the trilogy appears in the second book, and you can see her over there on the cover of Pierrs Adept. Shoot, I re-read them all in the span of about a week, so regardless of his feelings about women, Anthony clearly knows how to tell a good story. Something else that bugged me about the trilogy was the overbearing sense of arrogance, conceit, and condescension of the narrative. I have some fond memories of the Incarnations of Immortality series, too, but I also remember all the women characters being patsies of men, even when they were the protaginists.
And the less spoken of the Anthkny series, I anthonny, the better. Even when I was 13, I felt like those were a athony more juvenile than the stuff my friends were reading.
Nobody really, their not that good. The red and blue adept continue their spat 2 March This is the final book in the first trilogy of the Apprentice Adept series and is where the battle pierw the Blue Adept Style and the Red Adept comes to a conclusion.
The final parts of the book are very action orientated as the battle rages across two interconnected worlds. Antbony I have no idea why the Red Adept was so intent on killing Style, but it is a conflict, and it is a requirement of most literature that there be a conflict The red and blue adept continue their spat 2 March This is the final book in the first trilogy of the Apprentice Adept series and is where the battle between the Blue Adept Style and the Red Adept comes to a conclusion.
Personally I have no idea why the Red Adept was so intent on killing Style, but it is a conflict, and it is a requirement of most literature that there be a conflict that needs to be resolved.
Both the Red and Blue Adepts are similar in that in Phase they are powerful entities that form a part of the magicians that rule the planet, while on Proton they are both serfs who are competing in the game to become citizens. I believe that it is in this book that Style wins the game and becomes a citizen, and despite now being allowed to clothe himself, discovers that despite being a citizen, he still sits at the bottom of the ladder and now faces new challenges to increase his status in the world.
This, and the first book, seem to work on the principle of sex-sells. Both of these books have a naked woman on the cover, though the first has a robot, and this one has a stone statue. I suspect in some places these versions of the books were banned, however I notice that it was these covers under which the Australian version was sold, so I suspect that this was also the British version. The reason I say this is because there was, and I believe still is, a restrictive trade deal between Australia and Britain.
This deal pretty much says that Australia is only permitted to source its books from Britain, not America, which means that it makes books in Australia somewhat more expensive.
There has been a long running dispute regarding this, which once again surprises me since it could easily have been solved by the World Trade Organisation. Despite it being a very opaque organisation that seeks to strike down any treaty or law that restricts trade, in some cases it is beneficial. The concept is that if the WTO makes a ruling, and the country ignores it, then they are forced to pay a fine that is ongoing, and very expensive.
The only way to get out of the fine is to drop the law or the treaty. If you do not then you could also find yourself on the wrong end of a trade embargo. However, Australia has some very tight quarantine laws, that would be considered a barrier to trade, but has been allowed to keep them.
Yet, with a treaty such as this, I am surprised it has not been challenged. However, any matters that go to the WTO are in the strictest confidence, which means that pretty much nobody hears about it, and nobody knows the results of the decision nor can they put their view points in as well. That sort of went away from this book, but then again, I really don’t care.
I did enjoy these books when I did read them, however it was a long time ago, and much of the content I really cannot remember. I will probably consider writing about the next trilogy, though the problem is I really cannot remember the content, and am unsure if I actually read them. No, I think I won’t write about them, because it is more likely than not that I did not read them, simply because Anthony decided to move to a second generation in these stories, though in a way I sort of do remember this.
No, I’ll write about them shortly though I think I will interpose them with other books. Jul 30, Emily rated it it juxtaposution amazing. On the planet Proton, science works and magic doesn’t, but juxtaposed with this world is another frame, that of Snthony, where magic works, but science doesn’t.
This is powered juxtapodition a mineral called Protonite or Phazite depending on which frame you are in, and the Protonite mining of it is endangering the balance of both frames. Stile has been prophesied to ameliorate this destruction, but many powerful people in both frames are out to stop him, denying the destabilization and wanting to maintain th On the planet Proton, science works and magic doesn’t, but juxtaposed with this world is another frame, that of Phaze, where magic works, but science doesn’t.
Stile has been prophesied to ameliorate this destruction, but many powerful people in both frames are out to stop him, denying the destabilization and wanting to maintain their present status. What Stile must accomplish, jumping back and forth between frames, is enough work for ten men.
How he manages it all will keep the reader on the edge of his or her seat throughout.
Juxtaposition by Piers Anthony – FictionDB
Anthony is not content to state a premise of this juxtapositkon without asking the difficult questions. Many authors would rely on a statement like “magic works” without juxtapositkon it necessary to explain. Anthony’s world, and it’s backstory, contain logical explanations for the fantastic occurrences therein.
World-building does not come at the expense of characters, juxtapostion. Stile’s honor, incorruptibility, and personal development have converged to make him uniquely qualified for his task. Sheen the self-aware robot struggles with her inability to be “real” and her desire to be loved. Even more secondary characters such as Clef, Merle, and Trool have their own internal conflicts and personal evolving to do.
I really can’t recommend this series enough, particularly if you can’t decide whether you prefer science fiction to fantasy. There is quite enough of both to satisfy you. May 29, Jeremy Preacher rated it liked it Shelves: Juxaposition is definitely the best of the initial trilogy.
The pace is very fast, with satisfying, significant events happening regularly.
Apprentice Adept – Wikipedia
Stile-as-Citizen is delightful – some of the gambling scenes are better than any of the previous Game scenes. And while Stile’s rigid morality gets tiresome, it is, at least, internally consistent, and the deux ex machina that insures everyone gets a happy ending is better than marginally plausible.
The rampant sexism gets antohny better – Stile still has every wo Juxaposition is definitely the best of the initial trilogy.
The rampant sexism gets no better – Stile still has every woman piesr meets drooling after him, to ridiculous lengths, and while Sheen at least has better things to do for most of the book than swoon, she does manage to work in some significant swooning in her spare moments. This was originally the end of the trilogy, and it’s a perfectly good end, for what it is – the additional four books are definitely only for the faithful.
I loved these when I was a kid, but man, I’m not sure I can even justify the shelf space for them any more. Sep 20, Annette rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I strongly encourage this be read as the entire series.
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